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Presidency on Africa centres for disease control and prevention securing first tranche of Coronavirus Covid-19 vaccines

Africa centres for disease control and prevention secures first tranche of Covid vaccines

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) established by African Union Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa today reported to a special meeting of the AU Bureau of the Assembly that it has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries, with at least 50 million being available for the crucial period of April to June 2021.
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences on passing of Kgoshikgolo Thulare III

President Ramaphosa conveys condolences on passing of Kgoshikgolo Thulare III 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of Government and the people of South Africa expressed sincere condolences at the passing of His Majesty King Victor Thulare of the BaPedi Kingdom. Kgoshikgolo Thulare passed away on Wednesday, 06 January 2021, at the age of 40.
 
King Thulare is the son of the late King Rhyne Thulare and was officially recognised by President Ramaphosa as King of the BaPedi in 2020. 
 

The Presidency confirms Deputy Minister Obed Bapela has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

Deputy Minister Bapela tests positive for Covid-19

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela has tested positive for Covid-19.
 
The Deputy Minister took his 4th test since the outbreak of the pandemic after showing some symptoms. He received his results today, 09 January 2021. As per the Covid regulations, Deputy Minister is in self-quarantine.
 
We wish Deputy Minister Bapela, his family as well as the thousands of South Africans who are battling the pandemic a speedy recovery.
 

Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi hospitalized for Coronavirus Covid-19

The Deputy  Minister of Employment and Labour, Ms Boitumelo Elizabeth Moloi (MP) has tested positive for Covid-19. The Deputy  Minister was hospitalised on the 5th January 2021 after not feeling well and received her positive results on 6th January 2021. 
 
Deputy Minister Moloi remains hospitalised, recovering well and confident that she will overcome the virus. All members of the office of the Deputy Minister who have come in contact with her will undergo self-isolation. 
 

Presidency update on position of presidential spokesperson Ms Khusela Diko

The Presidency has received several media enquiries relating to the position of President Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Ms Khusela Diko. 
 
Ms Diko took special leave from the Presidency in July 2020 in the light of an investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into matters relating to procurement by the Gauteng Department of Health. 
 
The SIU has reported that while the corruption component of the

President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa's progress in national effort to contain Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic


Fellow South Africans,

We are now 11 days into a new year.

Once again, I wish you all the very best for 2021.

We enter this year with a great deal of hope – hope that we will restore our nation to health, that the new year will bring our people relief and comfort, and that lives and livelihoods will be rebuilt.

But, if we are to realise our aspirations for the year, we must unite to overcome the grave, persistent and deepening coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic in our country is now at its most devastating.

Minister Jackson Mthembu tests positive for Coronaviurs COVID-19

The Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu (MP) has tested positive for Covid-19. The Minister took the test earlier today after showing some symptoms.

As per the COVID-19 regulations, Minister Mthembu as well as those who have come in contact with him will immediately self-quarantine.

Minister Mthembu is the fourth member of the Executive who has tested positive in the past week. He remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the Coronavirus a speedy recovery.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on developments in South Africa's Coronavirus COVID-19 response, 11 Jan

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on developments in SA's COVID-19 response

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 today, Monday 11 January 2021, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The address follows meetings in recent days of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

Deputy Minister David Mahlobo tests positive for Coronavirus Covid-19

The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr David Mahlobo has tested positive for Covid-19. He received his results today, 07 January 2021.
 
This was the Deputy Minister’s first test to be conducted since the outbreak of the virus in South Africa in March 2020.
 
Deputy Minister Mahlobo remains in good spirits and is in self-quarantine at home. All those who have been in contact with him will also self-isolate in their respective homes.
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa conveys condolences on passing of DR Kgoshi ya Matebele a Moletlane Sello Kekana III

President Ramaphosa conveys condolences on passing of DR Kgoshi ya Matebele a Moletlane Sello Kekana III

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of the Kgoshi of the Matebele a Moletlane Kgoshi Sello Kekana III who sadly passed away yesterday, 04 January 2021.
 

Communique of the teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union and the Chairpersons of the AU Regional Economic Communities

Communique of the teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union and the Chairpersons of the AU Regional Economic Communities held on 24 December 2020

His Excellency, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union and the Chairpersons of the African Union Regional Economic Communities on 24 December 2020.
 
All Members of the Bureau of the Assembly participated in the Meeting as follows:
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa: New Year's Eve message

My fellow South Africans,
 
As we reflect on the year that now draws to a close, we see a world that is fundamentally different to anything we have known before.
 
There is no corner of the earth, nor any part of our country, that has been unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
It has devastated lives and destroyed livelihoods, caused great pain, and left many people hungry and destitute.
 
At the same time, it has brought our people together.
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa's progress in national effort to contain Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Fellow South Africans,

In just four days from now, we will be ushering in a new year. 

This is traditionally a time of festivity and celebrating. 

Unfortunately, for us here in South Africa and for others around the world, there is little cause for celebration this year.

Yesterday, we passed the mark of more than one million confirmed coronavirus cases in our country.

Nearly 27,000 South Africans are known to have died from COVID-19.

The number of new coronavirus infections is climbing at an unprecedented rate.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on developments in Coronavirus Covid-19 response, 28 Dec

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 today, Monday 28 December 2020, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The address follows a meeting on Sunday, 27 December 2020, of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and special sessions today of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

The address will be broadcast and streamed on a range of platforms that are accessible to South Africans and international audiences.

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